South Centra£ Decides - Intergenerational Activities
Southside Community Centre
Saturday, 4th February 2017
On Saturday 4th February 2017 residents of South
Central Neighbourhood Partnership area Voiced
their Choice and considered what community
projects they wanted to see funded.
It was a great day and many congratulations to everyone who
participated. All the projects do great a great job. Local
people found the event motivating not least because they got a
chance to find out what good work is happening throughout the
We had a budget of £18,000 with 10 grant applications, totalling
£19,214 for consideration. Undernoted is the list of the winners in
order of popularity.
It should be noted that originally the budget was £20,000 but
unfortunately the number of applications received was less than
required to ensure a proper Participatory Budgeting process.
Therefore, with approval from the Scottish Government and the
Convener of the Neighbourhood Partnership, the fund was reduced to
£18,000. Despite this and due to the manner in which the
scores fell, in the event nine of the 10 projects were funded in
full with the 10th receiving a partial grant.
Grange Prestonfield CC - Newington Cemetery
Access to Industry - Braidwood Garden Project
Braidwood Bike Club
Mayfield Salisbury Playgroup
Greening our Streets
An evaluation of the event will be presented to the South
Central Neighbourhood Partnership at its meeting on 13th March 2017
and will be available to dowloand from here in due course.
still view the applications by clicking here
This type of approach is called Participatory Budgeting or PB as
it is often known. It's a system where local people decide on how
local money is spent. Click here to
watch a short video on Edinburgh's PB
initiatives. Check our FAQs to find more
about PB. On the day, the scores will be
totalled and the highest scoring projects will secure the funding -
until we reach the £20,000 limit.
What are intergenerational activities?
Intergenerational involves two or more ages coming
together in a joint initiative, sharing memories, skills, knowledge
and having fun! This could be anything from sport, art, history,
environmental improvements, dance etc - basically whatever you
like as long as it involves two or more generations. An
example of a project could be Strictly Come Dancing where over a
period of weeks older people teach the younger generation how to do
the Fox Trot, Jive etc. It could also include one off
For further information please contact Margaret Campbell,
Partnership Development Officer.
Tel: 0131-553 1297